Joseph Gordon Levitt will be Edward Snowden.
Reports from Variety announced that the Don Jon actor, who recently starred in the less-than pleasurable Robert Rodriguez film Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, has recently been in talks to portray Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic The Snowden Files, heavily based off of the book “Time Of The Octopus” by Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena.
For those who are unaware of the story of Edward Snowden, Snowden is a former U.S. intelligence analyst who released more classified documents than any other whistleblower in the history of the U.S. Since declared a terrorist and an enemy of the United States, Snowden now currently resides in Russia, away from the U.S.’s jurisdiction.
I have nothing to say about this. Absolutely nothing. I know too little about Snowden’s story to be able to give an opinion on it, so I will abstain my comments for now until I either read the book or watch the movie.
I will say I am excited for this casting decision. And that is all.
What do you think? Do you think JGL is the perfect choice for Edward Snowden? Comment below, let me know.
SOURCE: Variety, Empire